FAQs Leavers

Q) What is the Bond Reduction option on the itinerary that I can see?
A) As cash is tight for many Leavers, Sure Thing Schoolies provides a service where you can to reduce your bond to $100, which is very helpful as many Leavers bonds are $500 per person. The following are examples depending on the bond required from the accommodation partner.
$500 required bond reduces to a $100 bond payable (Service fee $80)
$300 required bond reduces to a $100 bond payable (Service fee $40)
$250 required bond reduces to a $100 bond payable (Service fee $30)
$200 required bond reduces to a $100 bond payable (Service fee $20)

Note: You are still fully liable to pay for any damage caused. This service just helps you with the upfront bond cost where required so that you don’t miss out on Leavers.

Q) What are these exclusive Paintball Competitions I have been hearing about?
A) Definitely a must activity at Leavers. The competition will determine which school will be crowned as the Leavers Paintball Champions! Register your school team now as to ensure you don’t miss out on the action. If you book when you secure your accommodation, you get a $10 discount!

Q) What are the dates for Leavers?
Leavers 2022 (20 Nov – 25 Nov 2022)
Leavers 2023 (19 Nov – 24 Nov 2023)

Q) Is alcohol permitted for Leavers?
A) As part of the Leavers Safety Response set by WA Police, all Leavers accommodation venues have a no alcohol policy.

Q) Are tickets to parties in the zone included or able to be pre-purchased?
No, they are not. Tickets to the zone are to be purchased separately. The zone is run by the WA Police and tickets are typically available to purchase in person on arrival on your first day of Leavers (not pre-purchased).

Q) How much does it cost to buy tickets to the parties in the zone?
The usual cost is $110 per person. The final price is determined upon the ticket release on a given year.

Q) What events or activities can Leavers expect if they are under 18?
The Official Leavers activities will be held in the area as usual. There is also great Leavers vibe at the Official Leavers accommodation (Sure Thing venues) that can be enjoyed every evening for all Leavers regardless of age. Staying at the Leavers accommodation is a huge advantage for those who are under 18 as it gives an extra venue to enjoy and celebrate the Leavers trip.

Q) Do we have the Freedom to explore and enjoy the rest of Dunsborough?
Yes. We understand that you want Freedom during Leavers. You have the freedom to explore the beautiful Dunsborough area and experience the local culture. You can go shopping, do tours and activities as you wish.

Q) As for room configuration, who goes in which room with each other?
The group will get their room allocation, however, we don’t select the guest’s configurations within their group, they can decide amongst themselves on arrival.

Q) What’s the food like in the area?
Enjoy the amazing food available in the Dunsborough region and surrounds. The food includes all the normal stuff you would expect such as pizza, chicken, steak, pasta, fish and chips, wedges, seafood, burgers, and fresh fruit.

Q) Is the Leavers area & accommodation suitable for people with dietary requirements such as vegan or vegetarian?
Yes. There are so many food outlets available that you are very likely to find multiple options for your dietary requirements.

Q) What is the time zone?
Being in Western Australia, Dunsborough, Rottnest Island & Busselton are in the UTC +8 AWST time zone (same as Perth)

Q) What is the check-in and check-out time at the accommodation?
Check-in times vary from accommodation to accommodation. Information on exact times are found on the accommodation page. This will also be confirmed in your confirmation email and pre-leavers documentation.

Q) How soon should we book?
Just like the hottest concert tickets… The Leavers accommodation gets snapped up nice and early, the earlier you book, the better it is for you. To get things rolling, contact schoolies@surething.com.au and let them know how many people are in your group. From there, they will send you an itinerary of the best available rooms and will give you details on how you can make them yours!